Communication

Helping academics and organisations tell their story to a range of audiences

“What a brilliant idea—hiring a smart and media-savvy person to package research for the potential users, including policymakers. We should clone Jennifer and each have a copy of her working for our organizations.”            

– Tim Nelson, Kennedy School, Harvard University

“This paper . . .  is also an exemplar of how research evidence can be shared in an accessible manner and so help inform and influence thinking, discussion and decision making.”

– Susan Deacon, Honorary Professor School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh in her report Joining the Dots about Jennifer’s CRFR contribution 

Services include:

  • communication and dissemination strategy development
  • publication development and ‘plain English’ editing
  • issue monitoring and horizon scanning
  • policy and consultation development
  • facilitation, presentation and training

Background
I have an MSc. in Policy Studies and more than 10 years experience working with voluntary and public sector organisations to help them tell their story to the public, policy makers and practitioners in a range of areas.

Most recently I helped staff at the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships at the University of Edinburgh make their research relevant to different audiences.  I have done project work with the 4Families Commission, the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology and  Transkills.

Other employers include: Finance Sector Union of Australia, Citizens Advice Scotland and Children in Scotland.

Publications
Researching Families and Relationships (2011)Flueckiger, J. (2011) ‘The process of editing from academic to real world language’ in Morton, S. and Nutley, S. ‘What happens next? Getting research into policy and practice’  in Jamieson, L., Simpson, R., and Lewis, R. (eds) Researching Families and Relationships: Reflections on Process. London: Palgrave Macmillian.

‘Why Relationships Matter for the Early Years: Research Evidence from CRFR’ to contribute to Susan Deacon’s Inquiry into Early Years Services in Scotland. (2011)

Why Relationships Matter: Research Evidence from the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships. (2010)

http://www.childreninscotland.org.uk/www.crfr.ac.uk

www.cas.org.uk/

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